7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  40​h
1
San Diego
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Orlando

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner .

Orlando to San Diego is an approximately 40-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to San Diego. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in June, with highs in San Diego at 73°F and lows at 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco driving holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Francisco, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 27th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park visit planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip website .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 94°F and lows at 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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